Monday, August 31, 2009

Gifts of the Earth

What a wonderful gift to receive from a kindred spirit, Amy Faldet has presented these fresh from mother earth foods wrapped in a crocheted runner! Can't wait to use them at dinner time~visit her blog, suchawonderousplacethisfaerytaleplace

Monday, August 24, 2009

Another Fun Jar

Two vintage porcelain hat brushes in a jar with lace collaged eggs, remnants of a scarf with sterling, a handstitched hatted lady and more!

Backyard Mushroom

As you can see my grass is filled with clover, creeping charlie and these adorable litte orange mushrooms!


Look what a friend gave me yesterday! The most delicious, just picked mini tomatoes...the little orange ones are so sweet, I now understand why the tomato is a fruit. They are so-o-o-yummy! Thanks Wally.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sparkling Melody

A jar filled with assorted string, sweet annie, a little bling, sheet music scraps, and voila...A SPARKLING MELODY!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Cash for Klunkers...Cale's New Car

Cale has been driving his 95 Dodge Ram Truck for years. He bought it with 119,000 miles on it and now it has 220,000. He put a lot of work in it over the years he changed the exhaust so it had a really nice rumbling sound. I always recognized the sound of his truck when he came home to visit (which isn't often enough). Now, with his new vehicle he may want to take a Sunday drive to visit his MOM and DaD. It's sad to think it's going to be crushed in the cash for klunkers offer. $4500 toward the new vehicle, which ended yesterday. He got in that just under the wire. He ended up getting $1200 more than he paid for the truck in the first place. He's going to email a photo so we will always remember the DODGE RAM!

Friday, August 21, 2009

The trio in NYC, Emily is Cale's girlfriend. We just love her, she is so funny and pretty!

My lovely adult children, Cale and Heather, together in NYC. I wish we could all be together more often than what we have. Life is fleeting, speeding by, time seems to play tricks on us. Before you know it, we look back and find that there isn't much left. So, we cherish every second.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Dress Form in a Jar

Take old tiles and paste together, stamp on them, paint, and add vintage dictionary text. Place in a jar with related objects, lace, scraps and sweet annie! Candy for the eyes...

Simple Bits of Pleasure

What could be more comforting than to be nestled in, safe and sound...isn't that what we strive for? The feeling of security and simple comforts. Just look around you and find small simple pleasures in life.
Dried Sea Holly from my garden, they will retain this delightful blue if you pick them just at the right time.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Simply Charming Commode

Just found this delightful early tall commode at an auction 2 wks ago. It measures 67" tall x 39" wide and 18" deep. The back splash is one board! The lower doors open with a shelf for storage. Wouldn't it look great in a bathroom or a simply "white" room. It's very sturdy and clean with small repair to the draw by our master carpenter Jim Cunningham. Stop in and visit us at Happy Humidity and I can't wait until it's GONE!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Altered Breeze

Finally! My Windmill is Complete...visit Evansville WI to see 16 windmills on display until the Windmill Fall Harvest Festival. The mills will be auctioned off Oct 4th at 2:00pm. Activities all weekend long with live music, children's activities, food and much more!

Altered Breeze My Windmill

Monday, August 10, 2009

Birdbath with Cloche

I have added a tiny little crown to this gathering of delightful things. it's sitting on top of the words of Christ, who is afterall KING!

Here is a little vinegette I set up under my cloche inside the bowl of a fabulous birdbath I found at the antique's market. A small brown leather bound little bible dated 1864, personalized with the name Keyes. A pitch pot it peeking around the bible and behind it a flower frog holding small blueberry branches. I added some vintage wooden majong tiles, a pair of early handmade spectactles, and a vintage ledger sheet.

Windmills On Parade

Evansville is in the midst of an event called "WINDMILLS ON PARADE" just like cows on parade, horses on parade, lions on parade, etc. We will have 17 artist's work applied to pre-constructed windmills. 4 of the windmills have been installed and 4 more will be on main st this coming week. They will be auctioned off during our Windmill Harvest Fall Festival the first weekend in October. The auction will be held on Oct. 4th at 2:00pm. The artist will receive one half of the proceeds, the other half will be used toward the Harvest Festival. There will be activities all weekend long with live music, children's activities, pumpkin carving, food, a festival tent and much more! Plan on attending this fun-filled weekend! I will post a picture of my completed windmill within a few days. I still have to seal the cement and the paint. Can't wait to see the blades spinning away on Main St.

Do What Makes You Happy